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The Mona Lisa

I saw this darling little chick, she looked a swinging geezer. I thought I’d move to get in quick. Her name was Mona Lisa. I thought she had a perfect face, a most bewitching smile. She swayed with such amazing grace. Oh my! What lovely style. “Hello my darling! By the way, I do a bit of sketching. So, will you come and sit one day, I’m sure you’d look quite fetching?” She stopped my way, oh so demure, and sat with soft crossed hands. And as I drew (with thoughts impure) I made my naughty plans! “I’ve got this cosy little house at Amboise, on the Loire; when painting’s done, perhaps we’ll browse, then mingle by the fire?” ~ A true disaster, what a frump and what a sad old maid! No way was there to make her jump, no jolly games were played! She criticised my little house, she cursed my blazing fire. She couldn’t speak without a grouse. She curdled my desire. In time, I took my work of art and, with this neat manoeuvre, it didn’t really break my heart to plonk her in the Louvre! And there she sits for all to see, this awful groaning teaser. I think it’s very clear why she is called the Mona Lisa! ~ For Heather's 'Fine Art' Competition - Mona Lisa (Gioconda) by Leonardo da Vinci, hanging in the Musee du Louvre Paris.

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  1. Date: 2/9/2013 7:25:00 AM
    Congratulations Charles a wonderful piece you have presented here. xx

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 8:44:00 PM
    Charles, :-) Congratulations with your wonderful win in Heather's "Famous Art" poetry contest. *Goodnight~LINDA

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 4:31:00 PM
    wow, charles, you made yours humorous and I LOVE it. It's the most entertaining of all the winners. Big congrats, you are a genius.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 1:51:00 PM
    You're very funny, Charles! Congratulations on your win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 1:41:00 PM
    lol... This is quite a different take on the Mona Lisa. BTW It was presented to the Sun King as a gift and he had hung in the toilet at Versailles - it was only moved later to the Louvre (as an afterthought when the king etc lost their heads)... Just a tit-bit I picked up at the Louvre on a the last visit and I think it ties in with your poem ;-) Congratulations on your win, Charles.

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    Date: 2/8/2013 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I also have a reproduction of La Gioconda in the bathroom! LOL!
  1. Date: 2/8/2013 12:48:00 PM
    Charles, the humour in this poem truly had me in stitches! I just loved the way you imagined the back story of the Mona Lisa - and told it from da Vinci's point of view. I don't think I will ever look at this painting the same way again :) Congratulations on your win in my contest!

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 5:54:00 AM
    hahahaha..let's hope she don't come back to haunt you :) wonderful poem Charles, love Elizabeth